Stephen Spencer

Senior Experience Designer

Stephen’s brings a collaborative and hands-on approach to leading complex digital projects for world-renowned, Fortune 500 clients. As an expert in mechanical engineering and product development, he has used his versatile background to develop new ecommerce offerings, interfaces for explosion-proof environments, and mobile apps.

Stephen has managed and designed for a diverse array of clients, and has experience coaching people in human-centered design through workshops. His R&D work has resulted in tools for design thinking and collaboration including TeamBoards and InstaKivas, which are used extensively internally and in our clients’ offices.

Stephen is named on patents both from his time at MAYA and as a result of a soft products company he owned prior to joining MAYA’s team.

Education

BXA Industrial Design and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Outside of MAYA

Building an electric motorcycle that explores new design
strategies and techniques in advanced manufacturing processes.

Blog Posts

Why MAYA Design is Partnering with Shopify Plus
Sep 20 2016 in Connected World

Being a Shopify Plus Partner enables MAYA Design to provide innovation and design services to organizations that are looking to get started with ecommerce.

The New R&D
Aug 09 2016 in Notes from the Field

When traditional research and development methods have you falling behind your competitors, what needs to happen so you can be proactive in a disruptive market?

Custom Oreo
Nov 10 2015 in Notes from the Field

A look at our newest project, and how digital production and mass customization is disrupting the CPG industry.

News

MAYA Talks to Make About Twitter-Powered Oreos
Mar 11 2014

MAYA’s Stephen Spencer gives Make Magazine a tour of the Trending Vending machine at SXSW Interactive.

Twitter-Tailored Oreo Cookies to Sweeten SXSW
Mar 06 2014

The Wall Street Journal highlights MAYA’s “Trending Vending” machines created for Oreo at SXSW Interactive.